Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 4.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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Level of water risk for the institution’s main campus:
Medium to High

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined)::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 469,800 Gallons 549,714 Gallons

Potable water use::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 469,800 Gallons 549,714 Gallons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users"::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 2,842 1,891
Full-time equivalent of employees 268 319
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 0 0

Gross floor area of building space::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 317,532 Square Feet 317,532 Square Feet

Area of vegetated grounds::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 80 Acres 80 Acres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

Previous years' data


Water recycled/reused on campus, performance year:
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Recycled/reused water withdrawn from off-campus sources, performance year:
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A brief description of any water recovery and reuse systems employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any water metering and management systems employed by the institution:

The College has water meters at all buildings to monitor consumption.


A brief description of any building retrofit practices employed by the institution, e.g. to install high efficiency plumbing fixtures and fittings:
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A brief description of any policies or programs employed by the institution to replace appliances, equipment and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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A brief description of any water-efficient landscape design practices employed by the institution (e.g. xeriscaping):

Native grasses are drought tolerant, and native species are used where possible for xeriscaping.


A brief description of any weather-informed irrigation technologies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of other water conservation and efficiency strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency initiatives is available:
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